It does seem odd to me that here in the United States the current attitude with many is that “Corporations are Citizens” but on the other hand should not pay any taxes to support their responsible citizenship obligations to our society.
Even since 1993, The Queen of England has been made to pay income tax and capital gains tax on her personal income. Do the United States Corporations have the self-importance hubris of being greater than the Queen? How did they get the non-thinking, mindless followers to sign onto this level of non-inclusive status for which they are enjoying the benefits so much today? Do these Corporations not benefit in the police protection, fire fighter protection, armed services to protect the shores of our homeland?
Do they not benefit from the level of infrastructure such as paved roads for shipping their products from one location to the next, safe airports for their air travel, improvements and reliability in the electrical grid for which they so very much depend on to conduct business?
Today many companies are dependent of the subsidized workforce to make their profits on. Many companies today in the United States only offer a pay scale that no one can support themselves much less a family. I can give the chicken processing industry as a good example. Most of their workers live in taxpayers’ subsidized housing, living on taxpayers’ subsidized food stamps to feed themselves and family to live on. But the local and state governments have given a 10 plus year tax deferment to the chicken industry because they brought employment into the area. With all of this “Not collecting Taxes, and paying out $Millions to subsidize their labor force, how is this benefiting the area. We are paying out more than we are getting in return.
The Town of Cambridge has for the last 40 years been giving out these Tax Deferments to many companies who after their 10 year time frame is up and are supposed to start returning back to the community by paying Taxes owed, just pull up stakes and moved to another area to negotiate yet another 10 year Tax Deferment.
I would ask how much did Mitt Romney gain from Tax Deferment Benefits with Bain Capital sucking from the Tax Payers over the years, and then only to borrow against, dismantle and sell off, ending the productive jobs of many citizens in those areas.
I say it is time for the American Tax Payers to sit up and take notice of this “Corporate Welfare System” that has been employed and sold as being “Business Friendly” has cost the citizen tax payers $Billions over the last 40 years and still have nothing to show for it.
Hence The Portrait Of A Teabagger